About the Conference

Celebrating First-Generation Students: From Convocation to Graduation Conference

The Celebrating First-Generation Students: From Convocation to Graduation Conference is an extension of Missouri State University's commitment to helping first-generation students succeed. At Missouri State, we embrace the experiences, skills and values that our first-generation college students bring to campus.

Conference objectives

The Celebrating First-Generation Students: From Convocation to Graduation Conference seeks to bring higher education professionals together to share ideas, learn and address the needs of first-generation students by:

  • Defining the first-generation student
  • Understanding first-generation students and their needs
  • Discussing high impact practices that support first-generation students
  • Sharing experiences, initiatives and best practices used in higher education that influence first-generation student success
  • Assessing strategies and programs used to best serve and sustain the first-generation population

Save-the-Date

The Celebrating First-Generation Students: From Convocation to Graduation Conference will take place on September 25, 2020, at Missouri State. We look forward to you joining us for this very important conference.

Directions and parking

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